Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Diamond Collection Black Label Claret Cabernet Sauvignon

8.93212 ratings
8.654 pro ratings
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Jack Russell

Owner/Vineyardist Trolley Line Vineyards

8.8

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Jan 15th, 2020
Boris Mathiszik

A bit one dimensional. But not as disappointing as the first time I tried the 12 vintage. Decent table wine.

A bit one dimensional. But not as disappointing as the first time I tried the 12 vintage. Decent table wine.

Dec 8th, 2019
Ellen Clifford

Known name to, oh everyone? This “claret” is distinctly California but not in a way to make me run to Bordeaux. More or less it is yummy wine and sometimes that is what you want. Rich blackberries, vanilla and a smidge of clove. Eat (drink) it up.

Known name to, oh everyone? This “claret” is distinctly California but not in a way to make me run to Bordeaux. More or less it is yummy wine and sometimes that is what you want. Rich blackberries, vanilla and a smidge of clove. Eat (drink) it up.

Feb 9th, 2019
Jack Russell

Owner/Vineyardist Trolley Line Vineyards

8.9

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Nov 18th, 2017
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.3

Generous upon opening, but dries down nicely after some air. Potent blackberry and anise flavors. The finish is dry and structured with cedar notes. Uncharacteristic of low end, crowed pleasing California Cabernet, and a bargain at $12.

Generous upon opening, but dries down nicely after some air. Potent blackberry and anise flavors. The finish is dry and structured with cedar notes. Uncharacteristic of low end, crowed pleasing California Cabernet, and a bargain at $12.

18 people found it helpfulMar 15th, 2013
"Odedi"

Dark ruby in color with a purple rim.
Sweet red berries on the nose with chocolate, sage, metals, coffee, rust and cloves.

13.4% alcohol with nice, long, thin legs.
Thin on the mouth feel.

On the palate, blackberries, vanilla, oak, black pepper and herbs.

Nice finish with soft tannins and black peppercorn with a little burn on the back of the throat.

As it opened up, tannins on the mid palate increased, and tart cherry appears on the finish.
Blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc. Aged for 12 months in french oak.
Nice every day wine that I will have again.

Dark ruby in color with a purple rim.
Sweet red berries on the nose with chocolate, sage, metals, coffee, rust and cloves.

13.4% alcohol with nice, long, thin legs.
Thin on the mouth feel.

On the palate, blackberries, vanilla, oak, black pepper and herbs.

Nice finish with soft tannins and black peppercorn with a little burn on the back of the throat.

As it opened up, tannins on the mid palate increased, and tart cherry appears on the finish.
Blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc. Aged for 12 months in french oak.
Nice every day wine that I will have again.

12 people found it helpfulJan 20th, 2015
Eric Hatty

Full Bodied blend, pairs nicely with a steak. A must buy at Costco for $11.99.

Full Bodied blend, pairs nicely with a steak. A must buy at Costco for $11.99.

6 people found it helpfulAug 7th, 2014
Michael Brown

Medium body, low tannins but nicely oaked. Plum and dark cherry notes.

Medium body, low tannins but nicely oaked. Plum and dark cherry notes.

4 people found it helpfulJun 29th, 2014
Mary Jane Reiter

Sommelier & Writer SpecialForkWines

7.6

2011 soft tannins but still good with fat and juicy steak.

2011 soft tannins but still good with fat and juicy steak.

4 people found it helpfulApr 3rd, 2014
Kat
6.7

I was really looking forward to this one, but was utterly disappointed. Almost bitter tasting and lacking character. Like a watered down version of what I had expected... Maybe just not a good bottle. Will give it another chance.

I was really looking forward to this one, but was utterly disappointed. Almost bitter tasting and lacking character. Like a watered down version of what I had expected... Maybe just not a good bottle. Will give it another chance.

2 people found it helpfulJul 16th, 2016